Detroit motor show 2008 - Ferrari biopower
14 January 2008
The good news is that it has already found that all its current models run without performance loss with 10% ethanol in their fuel tank, and without the need for mechanical modifications.
What's more, using a F430 Spider, which was on the Ferrari stand in Detroit, in tests, the company has also found that it can convert its cars to run on E85 bioethanol or normal fuel with only simple ECU and fuel feed system changes.
And better still, running on biofuel the car had 10% more power and 4% more torque, despite emitting 5% less carbon dioxide.
So where's the catch?
'At the present time we have no plans to put E85-powered Ferraris on sale,' said a spokesman.